Oxford Vitality has carefully formulated a tablet to boost the body's natural immune defences. The four ingredients included naturally promote the health of our immune cells and their function. The ingredients included in this tablet are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc and Selenium.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is available in two forms: retinol and beta-carotene. Our OV Immune System Boost tablets contain retinol, the source of Vitamin A that is normally found in animal products such as red meat, cheese, oily fish and eggs. Vitamin A has been used for centuries to treat ailments - its heritage dates back to as far as Ancient Greece. Vitamin A is primarily known for its role in vision and preventing night blindness. However, the vitamin also benefits mucous membrane health which provides a strong barrier against invading pathogens (bad substances).
Vitamin C is another element in these tablets. The vitamin may also be known as Ascorbic acid and is widely acknowledged for its properties to prevent scurvy, the deficiency disease associated with Vitamin C. The vitamin supports the normal functioning of the immune system, particularly during and after intense physical exercise.
Zinc an also a trace element, essential to our physiological functioning but only required in small amounts. These tablets contain Zinc Picolinate, a form of Zinc that is readily absorbed, perhaps even more readily absorbed than Zinc in its purest form. Zinc forms the active site of over 20 enzymes and contributes to the overall health of the immune system. Zinc also contributes to the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) which provide energy.
Our Selenium is extracted from Sodium Selenite, an inorganic form of Selenium that enters the food chain via the soil. Selenium is a trace mineral which is essential for our bodies in small amounts. Approximately 28 - 46% of all Selenium inside our bodies is stored in the skeletal muscle as Selenomethionine. Selenium is naturally found in foods such as mushrooms, garlic and brown rice. The mineral is essentially available in any plant grown on, or animal grazed on selenium-rich soil. Selenium is an essential component for enzymes which are needed for a healthy immune system.
Our OV Immune System Boost tablets
We provide these tablets in a 9mm diameter for ease of supplementation. We offer four product quantities to provide you with a range of options to suit your nutritional needs.
Please note- that this product contains 2mg Vitamin C. If you are pregnant or likely to become pregnant, please do not take this tablet, except on the advice of a doctor or antenatal clinic.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.